Homeless man killed under Ping River bridge

 | Tue 6 Oct 2020 13:23 ICT

A man was found dead under a Ping River bridge in Ban Sang, Mae Rim yesterday.

Police say that the man was 58 years old and was found lying in some rushes by the river. He had a large knife wound to the back of his neck, which was the cause of death and nearby were some items which indicated that he may have been homeless and living under the bridge.

Villagers nearby confirmed that the man had been living under the bridge for a while following his divorce and was a day labourer who was well liked and never caused problems. He had last been seen drinking at a local shop the night before.

Police suspect that he may have had some kind of altercation with someone that night and are investigating.